Save the Date for C4YW
February 21-23, 2014
Thirteen years ago, in collaboration with the Breast Health Institute, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) held the first Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. The conference was created in response to a survey LBBC conducted of women under the age of 45 who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Survey data indicated these women wanted a day-long educational program targeted to address their needs while providing a forum to network with others who shared similar situations. The conference drew 300 women from 17 states and consisted of a morning plenary session and six afternoon workshops. The following year, LBBC partnered with Young Survival Coalition (YSC), who played an important role in building attendance by inviting its members to the conference.
Today this one-of-a-kind event, renamed C4YW in 2010, is the only conference dedicated exclusively to the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer, as well as the needs of their families, friends, supporters and caregivers. C4YW addresses the fact that when a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she often feels isolated and alone. Her psychosocial and medical issues are fundamentally different than those of older, post-menopausal women, as is the impact of her diagnosis. C4YW acknowledges these issues by delivering educational sessions that provide attendees relevant information in easy-to-understand language.
LBBC and YSC work closely with the world’s most respected health professionals to ensure C4YW content reflects the most current interests of women diagnosed with all stages of breast cancer. Information is always conveyed compassionately and intelligently during three days of plenary sessions and specialized workshops. In addition, sessions for caregivers, partners, families and friends are also featured.